Results 1–20 of 379 for speaker:Lord Popat

Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (15 Sep 2022)

50th anniversary of the expulsion of Ugandan Asians this year – Lord Popat. Debate

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (28 Oct 2021)

Raising awareness among UK businesses of commercial opportunities in African markets and to support UK exports to Africa – Lord Popat. Short debate

Nepal: Covid-19 Vaccine Request - Question (20 May 2021)

Lord Popat: My Lords, Nepal and the United Kingdom have one of the oldest diplomatic relationships within south Asia, a friendship represented by generations of Gurkha soldiers and mountaineers. Can my noble friend the Minister outline what other steps are being taken to engage with the Nepalese Government to better understand their needs and to ensure that human care and support are provided in the most...

Covid-19 Update - Statement (18 May 2021)

Lord Popat: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for his repeat of the Statement. It is indeed welcome news for people and the economy that we are able to move to step 3 in our road map. However, as the Health Secretary said, “we must be humble in the face of this virus.”—[ Official Report, Commons, 17/5/21; col. 424.] While the UK has had the highest vaccination enthusiasm in the world,...

Covid-19: Support for India - Private Notice Question (27 Apr 2021)

Lord Popat: I thank my noble friend for that response. India’s giant second wave is a disaster, not just for India but for the whole world. It has shown that this global pandemic is relentless and knows no bounds. It would be a mounting challenge for any healthcare system in the world to deal with the Covid-19 cases India is currently experiencing, with its population of 1.3 billion. However, to date,...

English Language Learning - Question (27 Jul 2020)

Lord Popat: My Lords, does the Minister agree that English is key to helping communities to integrate in Britain and that the importance of learning English should be further emphasised as a precondition to granting British citizenship?

Economic Environment: Growth and Jobs - Motion to Take Note (11 Jul 2019)

Lord Popat: My Lords, I must start by drawing attention to my entry in the register of interests, as I provide advisory services to a business, and to my role as the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Uganda and Rwanda. I also thank my noble friend Lady Neville-Rolfe for introducing this debate. Many years ago, I made my maiden speech in a debate about the economy and the need to be more...

Rwanda: CHOGM 2020 - Question (12 Jun 2019)

Lord Popat: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the Government of Rwanda in their preparations for hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2020.

Rwanda: CHOGM 2020 - Question (12 Jun 2019)

Lord Popat: My Lords, in asking the Question standing in my name on the Order Paper, I declare my interest as the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Uganda and Rwanda.

Rwanda: CHOGM 2020 - Question (12 Jun 2019)

Lord Popat: I thank the Minister for her Answer. Last year’s CHOGM in London had a strong focus on trade and shared prosperity within the Commonwealth. Does the Minister agree that it is vital that we work with the Rwandan Government, who have an impressive trade record, to continue the momentum shared in London?

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Coroners (17 Apr 2019)

Lord Popat: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that requests to expedite decision-making by coroners on religious grounds are implemented, following the judgment of the Administrative Court in R (Adath Yisroel Burial Society) v Senior Coroner for Inner North London (2018 EWHC 969 (Admin).

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (28 Mar 2019)

Lord Popat: I am glad the noble Lord, Lord Judd, is in his place and I hope he recalls that we went to see the Speaker and the President of Uganda during the IPU conference to speak on this subject. Every time I see President Museveni, I mention this. Quite often with African leaders, we have to mention it gradually and more or less educate them and explain to them. Same-sex marriage came up in our...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (28 Mar 2019)

Lord Popat: My Lords, when you are one of the last speakers in such a debate, there is very little to say because everything you want to say has been said. However, having heard so many speeches, I think we can agree that the case for closer relations with the Commonwealth has rarely been so compelling. I have always said that the Commonwealth is more than a network. The noble Lord, Lord Boateng,...

Commercial Air Routes: United Kingdom and East Africa - Question (13 Feb 2019)

Lord Popat: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that new commercial air routes between the United Kingdom and East Africa are allocated sufficient and convenient departure slots at either Heathrow or Gatwick airports.

Commercial Air Routes: United Kingdom and East Africa - Question (13 Feb 2019)

Lord Popat: I thank the Minister for that helpful response. Almost two years ago, I helped RwandAir launch direct flights between London and Kigali, but I found that securing convenient landing and departures slots was practically impossible at Gatwick or Heathrow. The problem is that the biggest airlines, including budget airlines, have a monopoly over peak-time slots through grandfathering rights,...

Kindertransport Commemoration - Question for Short Debate (26 Nov 2018)

Lord Popat: My Lords, I too thank the noble Lord, Lord Dubs, for initiating this debate. It is a chance to reflect on what the Kindertransport programme symbolises still today: Britain’s moral courage in the face of injustice; Britain’s compassion for people who suffer; and Britain’s belief in opportunity for all. These values are the very definition of what it means to be British and we would do...

Anti-Semitism - Question for Short Debate (13 Sep 2018)

Lord Popat: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to reassure the Jewish community over the impact of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom.


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